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Snøhetta is a name you’re familiar with if you frequent this site, as we’ve featured a couple of the firm’s otherworldly structures. It should come as no surprise, then, that the latest is once again incredibly unique and absolutely stunning. Svart is a new hotel in the Arctic Circle that’s energy positive. What does that mean? It means it produces its own energy, which is of extreme importance in the Arctic. The circular hotel also reduces yearly energy consumption by 85%, so its addition to such a place won’t interfere with its delicate surroundings. Of course, a powerhouse building that looks like a drab office complex wouldn’t really garner attention, so Svart follows the Snøhetta design ethos, with 360° views, blue colors that echo the glacier ice around the hotel, and a wooden support system inspired by structures used to dry fish. Oh, and a great view of the Northern Lights ain’t too shabby either.

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Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.